Dominica observes Environment Health Month in June

first_imgPhoto credit: ayushveda.comDominica is mounting an awareness campaign about the need for the preservation of the environment and the need to reduce risks associated with occupational diseases. To this end, the Environmental Health Department in its efforts to promote safe working environments at schools, workplaces, road and homes will host a month of activities as they commemorate Environmental Health Month 2012 under the theme “Protecting our Environment, I can make a difference”.Chief Environmental Health Officer Anthony Scotland informed that as part of the celebrations a series of activities will be undertaken around the island.They include a symposium on workers occupational Health and safety collaborating with Labour division, various unions, DAIC and Dominica Social Security, a middle management seminar for public officers and a Workshop for farmers, contractors, mechanical shop operators in the Marigot Health District.He said Safe Food Establishment workshop for managers and supervisors will also be conducted, a walk through inspection of work places, a distribution of emission control bumper stickers to vehicle owner, a school’s rally in the Portsmouth Health District and town hall meetings.According to him, an awards ceremony to recognize individuals and organizations who have contributed to health and safety in Dominica will also form part of the activities.“At the end of the month of activities the department is hoping that this programme will act as a catalyst for furtherance of a preventative approach to reduce health risks associated with occupations in Dominica,” Scotland said. Dominica Vibes News Share Share Share LocalNews Dominica observes Environment Health Month in June by: – June 1, 2012center_img Tweet 24 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img


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